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2017 Word of the Year

young thing

noun
1.
a young person.
2.
a young animal.
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  • I am to decoy the young thing away by making her believe as I'm her husband, eh?

    A Son of Hagar

    Sir Hall Caine
  • Forty years ago that young thing's grandmother had given him his last.

    Five Tales John Galsworthy
  • You'll do your best, I presume, but what can a young thing like you understand?

    Joyce's Investments Fannie E. Newberry
  • Then we will have to adopt Joe; we must have some young thing about the house.

    Growing Up Jennie M. Drinkwater
  • The only young thing at Holy Hill was the girl at the window.

    Armorel of Lyonesse Walter Besant
  • Besides, I dare say the young thing will calm down of her own accord.

    Jacqueline, Complete (Mme. Blanc) Th. Bentzon
  • She is such a young thing, it seems as though she might be influenced to reform.

    Woman in Prison Caroline H. Woods
  • Woe to the young thing that they tap with their powerful bills!

    Cornish Saints and Sinners J. Henry Harris
  • Its not in nature for a young thing to be so lonesome; but thats all to be mended now.

    The Days of My Life Mrs. Oliphant

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